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Weekly deals in the sun this autumn for £300 or less – with flights – from the Algarve to Malta

Is it possible to book a week in the sun this autumn for £300 or less, with flights? Yes, of course! Here we reveal bargains for the Algarve, the Canary Islands, Malta and more…

  • Tui has seven nights at Labranda Riviera Hotel & Spa, Malta, from £299pp
  • Jet2 Holidays has deals for packages at Auramar Beach Resort in the Algarve
  • BA offers a week’s stay at Los Amigos Beach Club, Spain, from £229pp

Each week, our holiday hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at a brilliant holiday topic, doing all the work so you don’t have to. This week: affordable outings for the fall.

It could well be the greatest challenge of the cost of living crisis: finding a week in the sun for £300 per person or less.

The first to pass the test is Thomas Cook, reborn as an online travel agency with the long-running slogan ‘Don’t just book it, Thomas Cook it’. The cheap, last minute deals covered by our price include holidays to Malta, the Algarve, Crete and Rhodes.

It could well be the greatest challenge of the cost of living crisis: finding a week in the sun for £300 per person or less. Tui has seven nights B&B in a hotel with a spa near Mellieha Bay (above) in Malta from £299 pp

Many of the best fall deals are in Maltawhere October temperatures average 25C (77F).

Check into a self-catering apartment in the Luna Holiday Complex for a week to swim in the rooftop ‘sky pool’, stroll along the nearby beach and enjoy the sunset views over the Mediterranean from the hotel bar and restaurants.

If you’re ready to travel by the end of the month, seven-night, self-catering packages, including flights from airports, including Liverpool, start from £187 pp (thomascook.com).

Malta offers an even more attractive prospect for bargain hunters: weeks in hotels with spas for less than £300pp. That’s one of Tui’s best deals at the Labranda Riviera Hotel & Spa near the blue flag beaches of Mellieha Bay. Beauty treatments and massages can be booked at the spa (payable locally) and there is also a sauna, gym, indoor pool and yoga zone. All rooms have balconies and it is a short boat ride from the Blue Lagoon on the nearby island of Comino.

Get flights from Gatwick, transfers and seven nights B&B including breakfast from £299 pp (tui.co.uk, or at branches on the high street) in late November from £299 pp.

Autumn promises nice weather for a while Portuguese Algarve with average temperatures still reaching 23C (73F). Jet2 Holidays has packages at the Auramar Beach Resort, where the large pool is located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There is also an indoor pool if the weather turns.

Step out of the hotel gardens and you are on the long beach of Aveiros, where there is a free daily shuttle to Albufeira’s Old Town.

Jet2 Holidays has packages at the Auramar Beach Resort.  Step out of the hotel gardens and you are on the long beach of Aveiros where there is a free daily shuttle to Albufeira Old Town (above)

Jet2 Holidays has packages at the Auramar Beach Resort. Step out of the hotel gardens and you are on the long beach of Aveiros where there is a free daily shuttle to Albufeira Old Town (above)

Get flights from regional airports, including Newcastle, plus transfers and seven nights’ B&B with breakfast from £299 pp (jet2holidays.com).

Another family-friendly option on the Algarve is the low-rise Clube Alvoferias beachfront apartments with a children’s paddling pool and play area by the main pool. There’s an on-site supermarket (apartments have well-equipped kitchenettes) or plenty of eateries in nearby Alvor, which also has a ruined castle and a promenade through the wetlands and lagoons of a nature reserve.

Flights from airports such as Bristol, plus transfers and seven nights with breakfast from £293 pp this month with easyJet (easyjet.com/holidays).

For a family-friendly option, consider Clube Alvoferias apartments near the seaside town of Alvor (pictured).  EasyJet offers seven nights with breakfast from £293pp

For a family-friendly option, consider Clube Alvoferias apartments near the seaside town of Alvor (pictured). EasyJet offers seven nights with breakfast from £293pp

Spain and the Spanish Islands also offer plenty of last minute deals for £300pp or less. To get British Airways flights from Gatwick to Malaga, plus a seven night stay close to the glitter, designer shops and superyachts of Puerto Banus at the Los Amigos Beach Club from just £229 pp in November.

Or fly south to the Canary Islands for even warmer temperatures and drier, sunnier days into autumn and winter.

The rooms of the hotel Sol Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife have views of the sea or the volcanic Mount Teide. Get flights and seven nights from £299 pp in December, when the average temperature is around 21C (70F) (britishairways.com/spain).

Ship shape: BA has a seven night stay at Spain's Los Amigos Beach Club from £229 pp The resort is close to the designer shops and superyachts of Puerto Banus (above)

Ship shape: BA has a seven night stay at Spain’s Los Amigos Beach Club from £229 pp The resort is close to the designer shops and superyachts of Puerto Banus (above)

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